• 01-AUG-2014

Simple, High-Volume Raking with New Holland DuraVee™ Trailing Wheel Rakes

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New Holland’s new DuraVee™ wheel
  • Seven models with raking widths from 17 ft. 5 in. to 36 ft. suit any size haying operation
  • Easily adjust windrow width
  • Choice of raking wheels
  • Optional center kicker wheel
New Holland’s new DuraVee™ wheel rakes are built for the rigorous demands of hay growers who require simple, high-speed, high-volume raking. They are offered in seven models with maximum raking widths from 17 feet 5 inches (8 wheel) to 36 feet (20 wheel). Strengthened components, like thick frames and heavy-gauge steel tubing for wheel supports, enable DuraVee rakes to withstand high-speed operation in varying field conditions.

“These folding ‘Vee’ rakes are built to handle the rigors of tough conditions and high-speed operation,” says Michael Cornman, Dairy and Livestock Marketing Segment Leader. “There’s a wide choice of raking widths in the DuraVee line, so there’s a model that’s perfect for just about any size haymaking operation.”

Easily adjust windrow width
Windrow width can be easily adjusted to produce uniform rows of hay ranging from three- to six-feet wide. The rake arms are adjustable so windrows are easily adjusted to crop and field conditions, from a fluffier windrow that promotes additional drydown to a tighter windrow to help retain moisture or reduce the potential for windrow wind damage.

The DuraVee models feature a standard ratchet-style adjustment lever at the back of the rake, while an optional hydraulic cylinder is available to allow the operator to easily control windrow width from the comfort of the tractor seat. Flotation springs on each rake wheel provide the right amount of pressure, and are all connected to one centralized crank screw for fast adjustment.

Choice of raking wheel
All DuraVee rakes feature 55-inch diameter raking wheels with 40 equally spaced seven-millimeter tines per wheel. For cleaner raking in very heavy or high-moisture crop conditions the optional 60-inch rake wheels offer stiffer 7.5-millimeter tines and provide increased wheel overlap for more positive ground engagement. Sixty-inch rake wheels are available for the DuraVee 1225, 1428, and 1631 models.

Individual rake wheels float across ground contours for cleaner raking compared to rake wheels mounted in tandem. Suspended by springs, each wheel adjusts for optimum ground contact by simply pulling a pin to adjust the stops on each of the main frame arms.

Optional center kicker wheel
DuraVee rakes can be equipped with optional center kicker wheels. These wheels turn and move the hay that’s often left untouched at the center of the swath to enhance drydown and baler pickup. When not required in the field, the center kicker wheels lock up easily for transport.

“New Holland’s leadership in hay and forage technology continues with these new models,” says Cornman. “Dedicated. Uncompromised. Smart. That’s New Holland.”

Model
Maximum working width
Number of wheel
STANDARD
817
17’ 5”
8
1020
20’4”
10
DELUXE
1225
25’
12
1428
28’ 6”
14
1631
31’
16
1833
33’ 5”
18
2036
36’
20
   
NEW HOLLAND, Pa. – August 1, 2014